UN chief calls for restraint in Kashmir
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
United Nations, Sept 22: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for an immediate end to violence in Kashmir and appealed for restraint by all parties, his spokesperson said Wednesday.
"The Secretary-General regrets the latest loss of life in Kashmir. He (Ban) calls for an immediate end to violence and urges calm and restraint by all concerned," Banís chief spokesperson, Martin Nesirky told journalists, adding that Ban was "closely following events".
The statement comes almost a month after UN sent out an email, which said that Ban called on "all concerned to exercise utmost restraint and address problems peacefully" and he "encourages both sides (India and Pakistan) to rekindle the spirit of the composite dialogue".
Following protests by the Indian government, the UN described it as "media guidance" and not a "statement by the Secretary-General".
Meanwhile, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna arrived here to attend the UN General Assembly session.
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